What to Expect

When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Pickens Animal Hospital in Pickens SC strive to provide high quality pet health and wellness services to assist your pet in living a longer, happier and healthier life. Our goal is to provide our clients with access to the best quality, leading edge medicine and surgery as well as product and services at a reasonable cost. Our veterinary facility is clean, comfortable, and efficient.

We recommend that you bring your pet in for a wellness exam at least once a year. Click here to read why! During this visit, the Pickens Animal Hospital veterinarian will thoroughly assess the health of your pet, including:

  • recording your pet's weight and temperature
  • hands-on examination of your pet from head to tail
  • listening to the heart and lungs
  • observing the pet's posture, attitude and movement

    During this annual visit, your pet will receive the appropriate vaccinations for his/her age and individual circumstances. In addition, we recommend an annual screening test for intestinal parasites. Based on your choice of heartworm preventative, a heartworm test may be required. Bloodwork may also be recommended to assist the doctor in diagnosis or treatment.

    Don't be surprised if we spend as much time talking with you as we do with the actual exam. Often it's important for us to know about your pet's diet and habits to help you maintain the best health for your companion animal. We welcome your questions.

    Please bring in any medical history you have of your pet. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral changes. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important.

    Call 864-878-3044 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.